Monday, June 27, 2011

Max and Rocky play together

Over the years, I've written about how Max and Rocky occasionally play together.  They don't physically interact (unless Max is pulling Rocky's tail or buzzing him) but they will be together in the same place, in relative harmony.

They've been doing this more frequently lately; usually initiated by Max.  Rocky pretty much minds his own business but will occasionally threaten her if she gets too close.  I took a few videos of this over the weekend.
video

We were listening to a new CD, one that I know Rocky had never heard since it came out after we adopted him.  There was something about the song that starts shortly after I started making the video that caught his fancy.  If you listen closely, you can hear him singing along (in a high-pitched, out-of-tune voice) for a second or two.  Then, he starts clicking and dancing, only pausing for my comment.  I stopped taping then, but he continued this for the rest of the song.
video
Max was playing in the grate of a playstand.  At the beginning, she throws down what looks like a discarded seed and then Rocky goes over to eat it - teamwork!
video
Who knows how this relationship will progress?  Rocky does not seem to want to befriend her, but he's pretty easy-going about her attempts, as long as she doesn't get too close.

2 comments:

phonelady said...

Is that not funny some birds just take to each other and others would like to kill each other . Hopefully these two will come around soon . take care and kiss the birds for me .

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